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  1. Thread: Feed Bee

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    Re: Feed Bee

    Hi Rak,
    What oil do you use and what form is the soy? There is quite a difference in the different oils.
  2. Thread: Feed Bee

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    Re: Feed Bee

    Hi Oldtimer,
    we have some areas with a lack of pollen, used feed bee this last spring as patties, have tried it in the past as liquid feed, that was ok, but now prefer feeding it as patties, 5 kg...
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    Re: To Laying Worker Nuc, and Back Again

    Hi Oldtimer,
    How long does this conditioning take, I put a frame of brood into a dronelaying hive yesterday and have queen cells ready to harvest tomorrow, if I put a protected queencell into the...
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    Re: My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    Adam I am wondering about your age, (or maybe your age shouldnt come into it). Am wondering if the allergic reaction also caused a cardiac reaction, have you been checked out by a doctor as...
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    Re: On the Spot Queen Rearing

    Saltybee, do you mean that you notch the frames and still have a queen in the hive. I havent had success doing that.
    Or do you have the notch frames above a queen excluder.
  6. Re: Using a queen excluder under bottom box with newly hived swarm?

    Hi atay10r
    Am in a different country, but we often collect swarms (ours or others) when in kiwifruit pollination, and as a matter of course always take an excluder for under the bottom hive box, we...
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    Re: On the Spot Queen Rearing

    you may call it a division board or here in NZ some call them hive mats, a piece of ply board in a frame with a small entrance cut out.
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    Re: On the Spot Queen Rearing

    Have used the OTS quite a bit in our operation, for example if we find a Queenless hive and have no available queens, get a frame of brood from another hive with eggs and just hatched lava and notch....
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    Re: Moving from ok queens . . . to great queens.

    Hi Joseph
    What are the temperature high and lows where you are, through the winter? (Dont think I could do that in my part of the world, but are curious - it would be a help if I could)
    Secondly I...
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    Re: Can I reuse deadout frames??

    Michael
    do you reuse deadouts as a honey super or do you split into them, I mean ones that you know have been sick ie sack/chalk brood.
  11. Re: What are your techniques/practices for excellent cells?

    Hi Nick
    I've raised queens the last 2 years, about 700 this year.
    We run single full depth brood boxes under a queen excluder
    1. two frames of 30 queen cells to a hive with one frame of brood...
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    Re: beltsville lab results: afb positive

    Thanks for the website Oldtimer, I hadnt discovered it. Helpful and informative
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    Re: beltsville lab results: afb positive

    Thank you for your comments Bob, Have raised most of our queens the last 2 years but I need to learn about genetics. Your comments are noted I understand that a friend here is looking at breeding...
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    Re: beltsville lab results: afb positive

    Bob - are you talking about everyday queens choosen for their hygenic traits or are you referring to some other special queens
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    Re: beltsville lab results: afb positive

    Thanks for your reply Oldtimer, no we are further down country, in an area which has had a lot of losses due to varroa, we have noticed that other beeks who appear to be respected are getting higher...
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    Re: beltsville lab results: afb positive

    Burning is what is legally required here. We are very good at burning, have done lots, son bought his hives from someone we found after had an afb prob. Then we needed exta hives in 2010 and so did...
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    Re: beltsville lab results: afb positive

    Are you saying this method will work will normal bees just kill the queen and stack on a strong hygenic hive??
    We have been burning.
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